Recent advances in fabrication of solid state systems have reached the limit in which quantum effects cannot be ignored anymore. This has opened new perspectives for the development of new fundamental physics and products for commercial applications. Due to the rapid development of quantum technologies active collaboration between theory, experiment and industry is essential to meet the future demands. In order to remain competitive and world-leading in both science and technology, the UK academia and industry must expand their horizon and begin a new age of collaborations. In solid state quantum technologies, there are a number of challenges, at the level of both theory and experiments, which need to be discussed openly in a platform shared by theorists, experimentalists and industry people.

The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from various areas of solid state quantum physics with specializations in quantum transport in low-dimensional systems (2D, 1D and 0D). This will be an opportunity for both academia and industries to seek new future possibilities in the emerging solid state quantum technologies and nano devices with special interest in the spin physics of low-dimensional systems. The conference will also provide a great opportunity for enriching the knowledge of young researchers and students through interaction with the experts in concerned areas.

Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to):

  • Transport in 1D, 2D and 0D systems
  • The Metal-Insulator Transition
  • Mesoscopic Effects
  • Quantum Pumping
  • Quantum and Spin Hall Effect
  • Spin or Charge Entanglement
  • Topological Insulators and Superconductors

Conference highlights

  • Best poster presentation sponsored by SPECS
  • Proceedings of selected papers presented in the conference in Journal of Physics Conference Series
  • A special issue of a selection of invited speakers and a few best contributed speakers in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (details to follow soon)

Organised by the IOP Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group

Key dates

    • Poster submission deadline:
      10 August 2017
    • Registration deadline:
      20 August 2017
    • Proceedings deadline:
      25 August 2017
    • Estimated publication date:
      31 October 2017